Tucker Carlson highlighted the situation in Otero County, New Mexico, where officials have declared a state of emergency over the border crisis and the influx of migrants.

County officials recently proposed a resolution to block migrants from being sent to the area, giving Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) one week to take emergency action or face a lawsuit.

Previously, Grisham ordered the state's National Guard troops to withdraw from the border, disputing "the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the southern border, along which are some of the safest communities in the country."

Couy Griffin, chairman of the county commission, told Carlson that Grisham was "grandstanding" on the issue and still refuses to acknowledge the reality on the border.

"Everybody around her is saying there's a fire. ... Our governor is still yet to say there's a fire on the border," he explained.

Griffin said the border crisis is leading to a surge in illegal narcotics seizures and drug trafficking in the area.

"We're experiencing drug trafficking like we've never seen before," he said.

Just weeks ago, DEA agents found close to 20 pounds of fentanyl in a woman’s luggage aboard an Amtrak train stopped in Albuquerque, Griffin recalled.

Watch the full interview above.

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